In Australia there are laws that protect you from discrimination if you have hepatitis B or C.
Having hepatitis does not mean that it's okay for people to treat you differently.
Most of the time it's your choice whether you tell others that you have hepatitis. Sometimes you must tell people that you have, or have had hepatitis.
Click on the links below to find out more about your rights and responsibilities.
Please note that this information is provided for general information only and is not intended as individual medical or legal advice. Hepatitis Australia encourages all readers to seek independent advice before making any decisions based on the information provided here.
This brief factsheet provides an overview of peoples' rights and responsibilities when living with hepatitis B or hepatitis C.
In most situations it is your choice whether you tell someone that you have hepatitis B or hepatitis C. However, there are some situations where you must disclose that you have, or previously had, hepatitis.
This page contains information to help you talk to the people you decide to tell, including friends and family, employers and education institutions, and health care workers.
Having hepatitis does not mean that you should be treated differently from anyone else.
In general, it is illegal for most employers and all health care services to share any identifiable information about your health without your permission.
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